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Portugal's Douro Valley hosts Eurovision Sports Games

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By Euronews
Portugal's Douro Valley hosts Eurovision Sports Games

<p>The Douro Valley is world famous for the Porto wine and September is a crucial month. </p> <p>It’s the time when everything begins, with thousands of people getting the production process going with the harvest. </p> <p>This year, however, the workers had to share the spotlight with hundreds of “sportsmen” that took the region by storm.</p> <p>“The beauty of Douro is breathtaking but it wasn’t tourism that brought us here, says our reporter Bruno Souza. </p> <p>“The excuse we found was the 59th edition of the Eurovision Sports Games. </p> <p>“One week of competition, not always of the highest level and which is unlikely get a spot in sports history, It still brought us some fine moments, though.”</p> <p>In total, we had 317 sportsman in Portugal, that is 317 workers from several European TV broadcasters, representing nine countries, who still find a way to include sports into their lives. </p> <p>The competition had events such as football, athletics, cycling, bowling, golf, swimming, petanque, tennis, ping pong and beach volley. </p> <p>At the end of the day, the results were the least important thing, it was the taking part.</p> <p>The next edition of the eurovision sports games will take place next year in Mons, Belgium.</p>